NASA ‘Perseverance’ successfully touches down on Mars
Published: 10:54 AM, 19 February 2021 Updated: 11:09 AM, 19 February 2021
NASA added another success on Mars. After a long six-and-a-half-month space journey, NASA’s spacecraft ‘Perseverance’ finally landed on Mars.
According to a press release issued by the US space agency NASA, Perseverance landed on Mars on Friday, February 19 at 2:55 am BD time. As soon as they landed, the scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles were overjoyed.
The spacecraft landed in a deep crater called Jezero. It will stay there for the next two years to find out if “any life” existed in the past, including rock mining on Mars. This vehicle also took two pictures in low resolution when it reached there.
According to a report by the British media BBC, this 6-wheeled robotic vehicle started its journey of 470 million kilometers from the Earth 6 months ago. Its journey ended today.
It is to be mentioned that the rover started its journey to Mars from Cape Carnival Air Force Station in Florida, the United States on July 30, 2020. The main purpose of this NASA mission is to find the existence of life on Mars. It will collect the sample and send it to Earth, however, it will have to wait until 2026.